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Return Of The Macro

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 12, 2017
With the Dow Jones Utility Average trading at historically elevated valuations once again, our focus shifts to the macro headwinds and tailwinds at play.

Eyes on the Prize

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 12, 2017
Fewer than one in five stocks in our Utility Report Card trades below our value-based buy targets. Investors should stay disciplined and take their opportunities when they come.

Turnaround Gains Traction

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 11, 2017
After a dividend cut, this international telecom titan continues to make progress on its turnaround effort and remains an appealing value play.

Cracking The Whip

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 11, 2017
This telecom giant has the financial strength to weather an intensifying price war while continuing to invest in opportunities that pave the way for longer-term growth.

Warning: Falling Dividends

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 11, 2017
Three companies escape from the Endangered Dividends List, while a troubled international telecom announces what could be the first of several dividend cuts.

Merger Mania

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 12, 2017
Access to inexpensive capital and the pursuit of scale continue to drive consolidation in the utility and telecommunication services sectors. These trends create opportunities for savvy investors.

An Eye on Washington and Two Eyes on Fourth-Quarter Earnings

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 12, 2017
Although interest rates and federal policies can affect the stock market and create challenges and opportunities, how companies have positioned themselves and how management teams react to changes ultimately shape investors’ returns.

Another Midstream Meltdown

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 12, 2017
Excessive leverage, diminished growth prospects and shrinking cash flow suggest that a distribution cut is inevitable for this midstream master limited partnership.

Parental Support

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 12, 2017
This yieldco's sponsor steps up to the plate yet again.

A Rare Value

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 12, 2017
The market isn't giving this utility credit for reducing operating risk, shoring up its balance sheet and growing its dividend.

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ABOUT ROGER CONRAD

Roger S. Conrad needs no introduction to individual and professional investors, many of whom have profited from his decades of experience uncovering the best dividend-paying stocks for accumulating sustainable wealth. Roger b